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to emerge about the n.s.a.'s massive surveillance programs. that government officials assured us they weren't listening to our calls or reading our emails. >> n.s.a. cannot target your emails. >> and have not. >> and have not. >> does the n.s.a. collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of americans. >> no sir. >> does the n.s.a. intercept americans' cell phone conversations. >> no. >> google searches. >> no. >> text messages. >> no. >> there is no spying on americans, we don't have a domestic spying program. >> are you telling the truth? it depends on your definition, i guess of truth. the narc times reports that the national supreme court administration is in fact searching the contents of vast amounts of americans email and text communications into and out of the country. that sounds like domestic spying to me. press secretary jay carney doubled down on the administration's loose definition of the word lying. >> joe schmo from kokomo wants to know if he sends and email overseas if it's being read, what do you say? >> it's not being read. the information targeted
to review the intelligence gathering and reviewing of information by the nsa, all in hopes of maintaining the trust of the people and that there is no abuse. >> obama: we're reviewing our intelligence technologies. i'm asking this independent group to step back and review our capabilities, particularly our surveillance technologies. >> michael: well yesterday baracpresident obama revealed te person in charge of this review panel will be james clapper, the very person in charge of the nsa spying practices, the same practices that the panel is investigating. to make matters worse he lied about to congress in march. >> what i wanted to see is if you could give me a yes or no answer to the question. does the nsa collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of americans. >> no, sir. >> it does not? >> not wittingly. >> michael: when accused of lying when the nsa was, in fact, spying on americans, he said this on msnbc. >> i responded in what i thought was the most truthful or least untruthful manner by saying no. >> michael: that quote has a special place in "the war roo
to the united states. at this point, they are angry at edward snowden for releasing these secrets about the n.s.a. leaks. they don't care about precedent. they want russia to give him back. people in power say we want to give him a fair trial here in america pap lot of us are very skeptical about that. you make a very good example here. i don't think that they look at it in the same vein. >> john lewis came out today and keith ellison, the congressman from minnesota said much the same thing, that edward snowden is walking in the tradition of martin luther king. do you agree or not? >> i think what martin luther king did was write a letter from the birmingham jail, not moscow. he faced his crime when he could have had an opportunity to flee the country. he didn't do that. i think it's a very good thing he went to jail to challenge the congress of the country. he went to jail and wrote from jail. he was trying to challenge the legitimacy of the law by showing it's i will legitimacy in practice. i think edward snowden should come home and face the music. to me, that is what makes sense. if he's righ
information on classified nsa information on parameters said this. today. we have seen obama administration show no respect for international or domestic law, but the law is winning. i thank the russian federation for granting me asylum. jay carney said russia is jeopardizing diploma diplomatic relations with the u.s. by all allowing snowden to live there. >> we're extremely disdisappoi disdisappointed that russia would take this step, and not have snowden ex-spelled to the u.s. to face charges against him. he should be returned to the united states as soon as possible where he will be accorded full due process and protections. >> michael: sometimes i really don't believe that jay carney believes what he's saying. that was one of those moments. and a new poll released shows that majority of americans disagree with that. 55% think that edward snowden is in fact a whistle blower, while 45% think he is a traitor. jay carney issued a veiled threat saying they're considering a. : >> michael: joining us now from washington, d.c. one of our favorites, michael tomasky. great to have you back here.
congressmen have spoken out in favor of this, but they don't know much necessarily about what the nsa is doing. there was a big story in the guardian, saying members are being rejected in trying to find out what is going on. so are lawmakers sort of saying stuff that they don't know what they are saying. >> lawmakers, as you know, david like to follow the pack and take the safest position, and the safest position is say let's trust these are bad guys, sure they want to get us. >> stephanie: let's turn to some of the fighting among the parties right now. last week rand paul and chris christie, they had a big fight. they knocked heads. this week mitch mcconnell fighting off his primary challenger. he has even created a website saying bailout bevin calling this challenge a probailout kind of guy. is this good news for america? bad news for the republican party? both? the opposite? >> it's good news for the democratic party. if your enemy is committing suicide don't stop them and interrupt them. and the republicans are doing a nice job of taking themselves down. is it good for america? it is proba
, fascinating. we'll get to that in a little bit. of course i've got more on the nsa. turns out snowden was right abou, ande person who ends up pg him right is the head of the
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